News of model Adriana Karembeu’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2018 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 46-year-old model is alive and well.
UPDATE 20/08/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Adriana Karembeu death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the model’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Adriana Karembeu’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Slovak model’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (August 18, 2018), our beloved model Adriana Karembeu passed away. Adriana Karembeu was born on September 17, 1971 in Brezno. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 46-year-old model was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.
Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major Slovak network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a model of Adriana Karembeu's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (69%) of respondents think those Adriana Karembeu death rumors are not funny anymore.
Adriana Karembeu Death Hoax Dismissed Since Model Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Sunday (August 19) the model's reps officially confirmed that Adriana Karembeu is not dead. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.
Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved model. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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